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A trial of sugar-free or sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight in Children.



Key Questions Addressed
1 What are the association between low-calorie sweeteners and health?
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Title A trial of sugar-free or sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight in Children.
Author de Ruyter JC, Olthof MR, Seidell JC, Katan MB.
Country Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. j.c.de.ruyter@vu.nl
Year 2012
Numbers Pubmed ID: 22998340

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Extraction Form: LCS-RCT
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Population Children
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Intervention/Exposure Sucralose
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Comparator Sucrose
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LCS vs sugar/ or others 1
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Outcomes Adherence %; What group each child believed was in (LCS or sugar beverage); Changes within each group and between each group in: BMI-z-score (primary end point); body weight; height; sum of thickness of 4 skinfolds (biceps; triceps; subscapular and suprailiac regions); waist-to-height ratio; fat mass on electrical impedence (kg and % body weight); weight; height; height z-score; waist circumference; urinary sucralose concentrations
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Study Design RCT-p
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Country/Region EU
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Age (mean or range) 8.2
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Age 8.2
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% Male 0.535
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BMI 16.9
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Intervention Form Beverage
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Sample size 641
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Number analyzed (intervention) 319
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Number analyzed (control) 322
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Baseline health healthy
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Baseline health (coded) Healthy
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Duration 18 months
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Duration (coded) > 1 year
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brain 0
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glycaemia 0
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appetite 0
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dietary 0
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bodyweight 1
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Primary (Most important outcome) body weight
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Hypotheses/Aim(s) of Study to examinethe effect on weight gain of masked replacementof sugar-sweetened beverages with noncaloric, ar-tificially sweetened beverages.
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Funding source Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development Grants
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Funding(coded) Government
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